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  One-to-one Guidance

You can receive one-to-one guidance from an Academic Skills Adviser on any aspect of academic skills from how to structure essays and dissertations to referencing, using citations, and preparing for exams.
We offer academic skills related advice and guidance on an individual basis at both drop-in sessions and bookable appointments. Students may attend any campus. This Trimester one-to-one drop-in sessions are available from week 3 and bookable appointments from week 2.

To get the most from your one-to-one drop-in session or bookable appointment please bring the following with you

  • an example of your writing and your assignment guidelines
  • any feedback you have received from your module leader or lecturer

​Please read the Academic Skills Advisers’ Terms and Conditions​ before your meeting to ensure you know what we can and cannot do.

One-to-one drop-in sessions

There is no need to book for drop-in sessions - just come along within the time slot to see an academic skills adviser. Drop-ins will run from week 3 (week beginning 27th January) as follows:






Back of library, Craiglockhart



Room 10 Student Centre Merchiston



LRC 3rd Floor, Sighthill​​

One-to-one bookable appointments

30 minute appointments are available to book on myFuture. Read the Academic Skills Adviser Terms and Conditions to see what we can and cannot cover during these sessions. This trimester 30 minute bookable appointments are available from week 2 (w/b 20th January) as follows: 





2am - 5pm

Room 1B36, Sighthill


11am - 2pm

Room 1B36, Sighthill


9am - 12 noon

Room 1 Student Centre, Merchiston


9.30am - 12.30pm

Room 1/05a, Craiglockhart


Please remember to change your campus to ‘any’ on myFuture when searching for appointments to ensure you see the full availability of the team. The campus filter can be found above the topic types.​

Go to myFuture​​ to book an appointment and for room details. Please note that you will not be able to book an appointment more than 30 days in advance and, to ensure equitable access to the service, you may only book up to a maximum of two appointments.  If you need additional time to discuss your academic writing development requirements, or have any difficulty booking please email

​​​​​Appointments can be cancelled or rescheduled in ‘View your appointment details’ on myFuture.

You may cancel up to 2 hours in advance, but please try to do so as soon as you can in order to make appointments you no longer need available to other students.​​​​​​​

​Contact us​

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